NN → NNπ at intermediate energies: Predictions of a unitary model

J. Dubach, W. M. Kloet, Richard R. Silbar

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We explore the NN → NNπ reaction in detail within the context of a unified model which satisfies two- and three-body unitary. Predictions for differential cross sections and spin observables are examined and compared with experimental data, where available, for a variety of exclusive [pp → p(n)π+, pp → pp(π0), and np → p(p)π-] and inclusive [pp → p(X) and pp → n(X)] reactions. Based on predictions of the model, further experiments are suggested to shed additional light on the NN → NNπ process. Due to dynamical symmetries the np → p(p)π- observables are strikingly different from the more familiar pp → p(n)π+ observables, and we urge that this reaction be investigated experimentally. Experimental tests for the existence of dibaryons are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-611
Number of pages39
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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